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Advanced Ultrasound: Anal Sphincter Imaging and Imaging of the Pelvic Floor

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm or 3:30 – 5:30 pm
​CME Credit Hours Per Workshop: 2
Registration Required

Hands-on Workshop (includes didactic symposium):
Member Fee:
Non-Member Fee: $625
Limit: 20 participants
Networking Lunch included

The prevalence of fecal incontinence is difficult to estimate, as it is frequently underreported due to embarrassment and reluctance of patients to discuss symptoms with their physicians. Some studies indicate that the prevalence can be as high as 20% in women older than 45 years old.

The treatment of fecal incontinence requires further assessment of underlying
pathophysiology. Endorectal and pelvic floor ultrasound are important in this assessment.

Different ultrasound techniques can be used. Endorectal ultrasound can delineate injuries to the anal sphincter and the pelvic floor, while endovaginal and pelvic floor ultrasound can identify injuries to the pelvic floor and identify conditions such as enterocele, rectocele and rectal intussusception.

This hands-on workshop will provide training with endorectal and pelvic floor ultrasound

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the indications for use of endorectal and pelvic floor ultrasound
  2. Perform and interpret endorectal ultrasound, endovaginal ultrasound and perineal pelvic floor ultrasound

Hands-on Workshop Faculty:

Joanna Favuzza, DO, Boston, MA; Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, Chicago, IL; Sthela Murad-Regadas, MD, PhD, Fortaleza, Brazil; Leila Neshatian, MD, MSc, Palo Alto, CA; Leslie Roth, MD, Providence, RI; Giulio Santoro, MD, PhD, Treviso, Italy; S. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, Oklahoma City, OK

Workshop Stations with Live Participants

  • Anal Ultrasound for Sphincter Integrity (Live Participant)
  • Vaginal Ultrasound and Interpretation (Live Participant)
  • Perineal Ultrasound and Interpretation (Live Participant)
  • Interpretation of Ultrasound (Training Module)